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Careers Focus on Construction, Engineering and Design with Balfour Beatty at Wilmington Academy

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Wilmington Academy students from years 11, 12 and 13 recently benefited from a careers presentation by Kosar Akram and Tom Rackham of Balfour Beatty. As graduate engineers, Kosar and Tom began by charting their own career progressions. Secondly, explaining that Balfour Beatty are currently working locally on the Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 project on […]

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) work with students at Strood Academy

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Sincere thanks to Marie Colgan of the DWP for recent visits to Strood Academy. Working with a small group from year 13, Marie has worked with students on goal setting and targets for their futures. Activities have included: Setting a 6 month plan Setting a 5 year plan Identifying skills Job searches C.V and personal […]

Leigh UTC Students’ Success at Duke of York Awards 2018

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Recently, The Leigh UTC proudly attended, for the third consecutive year, the Duke of York Awards, at which seven Year 13 leavers achieved gold awards. The students attended the event at St James Palace and were presented with their awards by His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Duke of York. This award reflects the unique specialist […]

Apprenticeship support at The Leigh Academy

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Year 13 students from The Leigh Academy who are looking to secure an apprenticeship when they leave school benefitted recently from a visit by Victoria Lawrence of the Education People. The group began by taking part in a workshop where Victoria ran over many important aspects of apprenticeships: Myth busting Where are apprenticeships available and […]

Project Hoot STEM planning Day at The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

On Thursday 31st January Inspiration Academy’s Year 7 digital ambassadors took part in a Project Hoot STEM planning day. A range digital ambassadors took year 5 and 6 Hartley Primary Academy students on a tour around The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy buildings. All students then were lucky enough to have a range of presentations […]

Oaks Primary Academy ‘amongst top 3% of schools in England’

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Click here to download a letter sent to Oaks Primary Academy’s Principal, Jane Tipple from the Secretary of State for Education and the Minister of State for School Standards. Congratulations to Oaks staff and students on this recognition of their hard work.

Network Rail at The Leigh UTC

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Thank you to Amina and Farhia from Network Rail for coming to The Leigh UTC to present to students from years 10 through to 13 on the apprenticeship opportunities that they offer. The Leigh UTC looks forward to strengthening ties with Network Rail and looking into the possibility of joint project work for students.

Longfield Rotary Young Chef

Friday, February 1st, 2019

The Rotary Club of Darenth Valley held their annual young chef competition at Longfield Academy on 9th January. This was an early heat of the Rotary International Competition, covering the whole of Great Britain and Ireland. The judges, Rotarians Josie Morgan and Ricky Pristernik, were impressed by the high standard of the three course lunches, […]

Mascalls’ Year 7 netball team second in the league!

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Mascalls Academy’s Year 7 Netball Team came 2nd in the Tonbridge Netball League. They drew first place with Skinners’ Kent Academy and the overall result was decided by goal difference. A great season.  

Congratulations to LAMDA students at The Math!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

For the second year running, students at Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School have had the opportunity to take LAMDA lessons and examinations in speech and drama. These are internationally recognised qualifications similar to those students can earn when studying a musical instrument. Huge congratulations go to all those who received their results recently. In total […]